As the most important threapeutic factor in the modern management of tuberculosis, we must consider fresh and pure air, and we can make the home treatment most successful when we imitate, so far as practicable, all the salient features of the sanatorium treatment. In these institutions the patients live outdoors virtually for twenty-four hours of the day. Let us now see how we can imitate this aerotherapy of the sanatorium treatment in the home of the patient.
In summer, of course, all the windows are open, and during the day we place our patients in the yard, on the veranda or on the roof, whenever and wherever conditions permit us to have the patient take what is known as the rest cure in the open air. Here he rests on a reclining chair with a proper knee bend and comfortable back. If the patient can afford it we get him
KNOPF SA. AEROTHERAPY AND SOLAR THERAPY IN THE HOME TREATMENT OF TUBERCULOSIS.WITH DESCRIPTION OF A WINDOW TENT.. JAMA. 1907;XLVIII(3):214–218. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.25220290030001g